Pav Bhaji | How to make Pav Bhaji

By Sanjula Thangkhiew  |  23rd Jul 2015  |  
4.9 from 13 reviews Rate It!
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About Pav Bhaji Recipe

Originated in Maharashtra, this flavorful dish has been ruling our hearts since the 1850s. What originally was cooked as a meal for textile mill workers in Mumbai, became a food sensation in no time. Spreading the power of its mouth-watering taste all over the country - turning it into a staple breakfast and lunch for a few. Due to increasing demand, Pav bhaji was later served at restaurants throughout the entire country and the sizzling taste of this curry made a place for itself forever. Pav bhaji is now cooked at outlets ranging from home kitchens to formal restaurants in India and abroad.

Pav bhaji is one of the quickest recipes and hence is the ultimate homemade snack that there is. After years of culinary experience, our BBChef Sanjula Thangkhiew has come up with the smoothest recipe to help you ace the authentic Pav Bhaji recipe explaining every step in detail. This easy recipe takes 60 minutes to cook and serves around 4-5 people. The impeccable flavor of this dish is sure to leave a tantalizing taste that you won’t get enough of! Pair it with your favorite drink and enjoy this delicacy served buttery fresh and hot!

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients to make Pav Bhaji

  • 400gms cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 Green bell pepper (capsicum) minced
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Pav-bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 6 Pav Buns

How to make Pav Bhaji

  1. Boil water in a vessel, add salt and cauliflower. Let it be for 5-10 mins at low flame.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, saute onions and ginger garlic paste till brown.
  3. Then add capsicum and let it cook for few seconds.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt to taste. Saute.
  5. Add tomato puree, boiled potatoes, and cauliflower. Add the stock in which you boiled the vegetables.
  6. Mash the bhajji as much as you can. (or blend with a potato masher)
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves, butter,lemon wedges and onion rings.
  8. Serve hot with pav buns, green chutney and sliced onions/tomato/cucumber.

Reviews for Pav Bhaji (13)

farida hakim2 years ago

Matar kab dale plz bataiye.

Akruti Sekhsaria2 years ago


Suman Luther2 years ago

Suman Luther
2 years ago
very easy n yummy

Asha Akhilesh Singh2 years ago

very testy

Pari Sanghi3 years ago

So Yummm I love pav bhaji Will sure ake it

Winnerfred Ballantyne3 years ago

when do you add the pav bhaji masala?? There is mention of it..

Deviyani Srivastava3 years ago

So yum

Madhumita Chatterjee4 years ago


Aruna Parre4 years ago


Leela Joshi4 years ago

Thanks, easy and yummy! !

Raj Saharawat4 years ago


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